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I was gone go with a 570 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-568-_-Product), then I saw this thread. Should I do it? I'm scared now. Mommy.
If you're going for a 570 look for non-reference ones with a 6+2 phase system.

Asus Direct CUII being one of them.

I'm not saying that the reference one's are terrible though, it's just a 6+2 phase system would be a better buy IMO.
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post #602 of 1259
Can a 570 at stock seriously die, just like that?
 
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^Evidently yes. I don't think any proud nVidia owner would go around spewing it otherwise, but there are proud green team guys reporting a lot of failures even at stock.
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^Evidently yes. I don't think any proud nVidia owner would go around spewing it otherwise, but there are proud green team guys reporting a lot of failures even at stock.
Not even close bro..
At stock is rare. Above 1.1 v is another story...
Then there are plenty of cards that are 100% fine.. Mine being two prime examples. Both have taken 1.2 v in Vantage without kicking the bucket.
post #605 of 1259
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Yeah, it seems like might just be a bad batch out there. The fact that most (but not all) of the cards failing have been EVGA supports this.

If I purchased another 570, I'd run Furmark all day at 1.2V. If it died, I'd RMA until I got one that didn't. Although arguably immoral, I want a card that can take voltage.

With that said, I'd never purchase a reference 570 again to avoid the possible problems that could ensue if not just on principal. If I was going to grab a 570, it would be the Direct CU II, no questions asked.
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post #606 of 1259
My reference 570 seems to be invincible.. 900/2200 @ 1.1V folded almost 24 hours. Hasn't died/crashed yet.

I really think its only a batch of cards that are bad.
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Yeah, it seems like might just be a bad batch out there. The fact that most (but not all) of the cards failing have been EVGA supports this.

If I purchased another 570, I'd run Furmark all day at 1.2V. If it died, I'd RMA until I got one that didn't. Although arguably immoral, I want a card that can take voltage.

With that said, I'd never purchase a reference 570 again to avoid the possible problems that could ensue if not just on principal. If I was going to grab a 570, it would be the Direct CU II, no questions asked.
^+1 that's exactly how you do it ,most retailers give you 30 days no question asked (plenty of time to find out if it's a keeper),definitely bad batch,i will be getting same ref. vanilla with lifetime warranty
    
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How about GTX 460s?
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How about GTX 460s?
How about them...?
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If I overclock mine, am I gonna blow the damn card?
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